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The Mathematics Genealogy Project moves to the cloud
The Mathematics Genealogy Project (MGP) has a new home on the internet: http://mathgenealogy.org/. It is all the same content, and still brought to you by the NDSU Department of Mathematics, with support from the American Mathematical Society. Now, however, the website … Continue reading
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Happy 121st Birthday, Otto Neugebauer
Today is Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26, 1899 — February 19, 1990). Normally, Mathematical Reviews would have a gathering in our kitchen with a cake. And I would remind people that Neugebauer left Europe, eventually ending up in Providence, Rhode … Continue reading
An online event about hosting online events
On May 20 at 2pm Eastern, Bianca Viray and Drew Sutherland will be moderating a panel discussion on hosting mathematics events online. The panelists are all mathematicians who have recently organized online workshops or conferences. Their hope is that the … Continue reading
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A short video about MathSciNet
There is a threeminute video about MathSciNet now available online on Vimeo. It is also available as part of a blog post from EBSCO, which mostly discusses Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month and the really neat book Living Proof: Stories … Continue reading
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John Horton Conway
John Horton Conway died on April 11 of COVID19. He was 82 years old. In the midst of social distancing measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a common refrain is “life goes on”. But sometimes it doesn’t. Conway was an … Continue reading
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Some updates during the coronavirus  COVID19 epidemic
The world is responding to the global coronavirus and COVID19 epidemic in many ways. One of the most important is by socially distancing ourselves from one another. While this helps slow the spread of the epidemic, it also cuts … Continue reading
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Hillel Furstenberg & Grigoriĭ Margulis win Abel Prize
Hillel Furstenberg and Grigoriĭ Margulis have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Abel Prize. You can read the official announcement here. There is a news item about the prize on the AMS website. Needless to say, they have … Continue reading
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Mathematics and epidemiology
Mathematics is a useful tool in studying the growth of infections in a population, such as what occurs in epidemics. A simple model is given by a firstorder differential equation, the logistic equation, $\frac{dx}{dy}=\beta x(1x)$ which is discussed in almost any … Continue reading
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MSC2020
The editors of Mathematical Reviews and zbMATH have finished the latest revision of the Mathematics Subject Classification, MSC2020. The official announcement is published jointly in the March 2020 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society and the March … Continue reading
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Current Index to Statistics
The Current Index to Statistics (CIS) is now hosted by the AMS. It is available on the MathSciNet servers from the URL mathscinet.ams.org/cis. The database is openly available using a brand new search interface.
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